Peer Support Programme Manager

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Work Relief
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Work Relief Charity Recruitment is delighted to be working on a National Lottery Funded role. We’re recruiting for a Peer Support Programme Manager to take responsibility for an innovative employment opportunities project across South London.

Our client is looking for a Peer Support Programme Manager to work in partnership with local organisations and take responsibility for the delivery of support and activities for people with complex needs and severe and multiple disadvantages in order to enable them to develop improved employability skills and progress into sustainable employment.

Peer Support Programme Manager

South London

Full Time

£30,000 per annum

3 years fixed term contract with extension by agreement

This is an ideal role for an experienced Support Professional, Programme Manager / Co-ordinator, Project Manager / Co-ordinator with a track record in delivering programmes of advice, guidance, peer support or advocacy services.

Duties to include:

  • Lead a team of Peer Advisors in the delivery of services to individuals with complex needs to improve their employability skills and help them move into sustainable employment.
  • Organising the promotion of the project, coordinating the recruitment and engagement of participants.
  • Develop excellent relationships with partners and local stakeholders in a range of boroughs
  • Set up recording systems for participants
  • Recruit, train and manage a small group of volunteers
  • Manage the project budget

This is a super role to develop a new service within the charity which will inevitably lead to the successful candidate furthering a career within charity sector.

We see this as an ideal role for a candidate with direct experience of supporting vulnerable service users such as a Support Worker / Regional Manager / Volunteer Coordinator / Service Delivery Manager / Programme Manager / Project Manager / Advocate or anyone who has a proven track record in facilitating a support service delivery project in a social, community or charitable setting.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of delivering peer support sessions, advice or training within community based projects or programmes
  • Experience of managing projects and programmes
  • Extensive experience of working successfully with challenging people who have multiple and complex needs
  • Ability to assess the needs of vulnerable clients and provide client led support to address these needs in a variety of ways
  • Experience of maintaining accurate financial records and evidencing all spend
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting volunteers
  • Experience of working in partnership alongside a wide range of groups and organisations

To apply, please email a copy of your up to date CV.

All suitable candidates will be asked to complete an application form.

Closing date for return of completed application forms 09:00am - Friday 3rd February 2017.

Interviews to take place 21st & 24th February.

Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.